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There is a slide switch on your SD stick. Make sure it is not in locked position.

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I keep getting memory card error and memory card locked


There are several possible causes for "memory card locked", "memory card error", or "no memory card". The most common cause is having the tiny slide switch on the side of the card in the wrong position. There are also other common causes if the above didn't help, with troubleshooting steps for this problem listed here.

Jul 22, 2011 | Canon PowerShot A460 Digital Camera

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Memory Card Locked / write protected error.


Hi due to so many questions asked about this here it is. How to deal with memory card locked/write protected error.


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SOLUTION 1 - Unlock the memory card.

There is a Lock switch on the left side of the SD card. Make sure the Lock switch is slid up (unlock position). You will not be able to modify or delete the contents on the memory card if it is locked.



SOLUTION 2 - Toggle the lock switch.

If the lock switch is not on lock:
1. Slide the switch up and down. Repeat this 3 times.
2. Let it stay on the Lock position for 30 seconds.
3. Slide the switch up to unlock the card.
4. Try to transfer files into the device.


For non-SD cards: Format the card

The data on the memory card may be corrupted.

WARNING: Formatting will delete all the files in the device. Backup all your data before formatting.





Memory card write protected, memory card locked, memory card will not read, can't use memory card.

on Jan 10, 2011 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50 Digital Camera

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It says memory card error - card is locked But the memory card is not locked


There are several possible causes for "memory card locked", "memory card error", or "no memory card". Some include trying to use of a 4GB SDHC card with an older camera made before SDHC format came out. Others include problems with the tiny slide switch on the side of the card, or the electrical contact switch internal to the camera. The problem may also arise from simple formatting problems if the card has never been formatted in the camera (note that this will also erase the card). Troubleshooting tips for this problem may be found at this link.

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My canon camera keeps displaying 'memory card' error and 'memory locked', what do I do?


check you sd card there is lock and unlock switch. unlock that button

Aug 08, 2010 | Canon Cameras

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'memory card error - card locked!'


pull the card out

find the slide button on the side and slide it to the "unlock" position

put card back in

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Mar 04, 2010 | Canon IXUS 80 IS Digital Camera

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Display says memory card error card locked


Format memory card by using card reader, then try it.

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Memory card error


Did you format the card in the camera before trying to use it?

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Locked Memory Card


I use a Nikon D300 and have Sandisk Compact Flash memory cards. i ahve not come across this problem but would suggest that you insert the memory card into your camera and reformat the memory card. This should clear any errors in the system BUT IT WILL ALSO WIPE ANY PHOTOGRAPHS YOU AHVE TAKEN when formating the memory card.

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Canon Camera - Memory Card error & Card locked error


Try reading the card independent of a camera i.e. on a computer or a photo kiosk to determine if the card is readable damaged

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Memory card error displayed


There is a little slide switch on the side of the memory card. Good luck!

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